Worker to Leader: Construction Leadership


Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is very grateful to the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for supporting activities that increase the retention of diverse women and men of color in the trades.  We are excited to offer a course of five 2-hour workshops to introduce tradesworkers to construction related leadership development. Attendees will commit to attending all 5 classes and can expect to be introduced to concepts like project management and becoming a foreman. We know this will be a great opportunity to develop relationships for diverse, experienced tradesworkers to start on their pathway to leadership

Deadline: March 20

Classes will be held Monday evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. classroom at 3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., #101 (in the basement).  The dates will be:

  • March 23
  • March 30
  • April 6
  • April 13
  • April 20

Topics include: Leadership Panel, Basics of Blue Prints, Stepping up to Foreman, Project Management Basics, and Introduction to Project Scheduling.

We have limited slots available for these workshops. If you are interested please call or email Tiffany Thompson. She will need to know a few things to process your application:

  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Trade
  • A short, one paragraph statement about your interest in the courses and what you hope to get out of them
  • Gender (optional)
  • Race (optional)

Applicants should be diverse women and men of color who are:

  • In their last term of apprenticeship OR
  • Who have completed highway trades apprenticeship in the last 2 – 5 years OR
  • Who can provide a reference from a company, union, or apprenticeship

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